I’ve been composing music for many years and I’ve now settled for these components in my very own digital studio.
You can also freely download my music compositions.
As read on Slashdot, “HP are supplying their low-cost multi-user 441 desktops to African schools. Running Mandrake Linux, and sporting four screens (…), (4) keyboards and (4) mice (…) they provide relatively cheap computer access for up to four users (of particular interest to schools in low economic zones)”.
Of course, this kind of setup (not specifically HP) can be a great cost-saver for Mauritian school and colleges. And running Linux (no need to use Mandrake specifically I would tend to think) gives all the additional advantages of security, reliability and more important remote administration that is required for the Mauritian School IT Project to succeed.
udev is a modern replacement for devfs which was itself a replacement of a static /dev directory.
In essence, udev is a userspace application using the hotplugging capabilities of the Linux kernel which enables /dev to reside in RAM and contain ONLY existing devices.
It saves in disk space and in memory consumption. And it’s soooo nice to see only the real devices on the computer.
Configuration for Gentoo was a breeze (and it worked the first time around) using this detailed instructions.
Make the jump :-)